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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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04/20/2015 - ABC News Anchor John Quiñones presents ?A 20/20 Vision on Hispanic America?

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:00
John Quiñones, veteran broadcast news anchor and Emmy Award winning journalist, will present ?A 20/20 Vision on Hispanic America? Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Quinones? speech will kick off César Chávez/Dolores Huerta Week at CWU, which recognizes the historic struggles of Latin Americans and the history of the United Farm Workers Movement. This event is free and open to the public. Quiñones? presentation will reflect on his formative years as the child of migrant farm workers and the obstacles he had to overcome to pursue an education and career. Using his own story as an example of opportunity, he will share with attendees his vision and hopes for the Hispanic culture in the United States today. Before joining ABC News in 1982, Quiñones reported for WBBM-TV in Chicago where he won two Emmy Awards for his work reporting on the struggles of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Since joining the ABC family, his work has included ?Primetime,? ?Burning Questions,? ?20/20? and ?What Would You Do?? His reporting at ABC has earned Quiñones several awards, including seven more Emmys, and has included highlights that have kept him at the top tier of broadcast journalism. For more information please contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

04/20/2015 - Book Club Tea Time

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:00
A social for local Book Club members and those who are interested in starting or joining a book club. Good desserts, tea, and book talk. Friends of the Ellensburg Public Library Featuring Local Author: Terry Martin Terry is a published poet and CWU professor. Her latest book of poetry, ?The Light You Find,? will be available for purchase at the tea. Book Clubs of Kittitas County are encouraged to bring 15 copies of your reading lists to share.

04/21/2015 - CWU Queer Film Series presents But I?m A Cheerleader

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:00
 
In an effort to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community on the CWU campus, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will present their Queer Film Series Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The series begins with a screening of director Jamie Babbit’s “But I’m A Cheerleader.” This event is free and open to the public.
 
Starring Natasha Lyonne of “Orange Is The New Black” fame, this comedy tells the story of a teenager sent to a “sexual redirection” school when her parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu

04/21/2015 - Poet, Photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis to Visit CWU

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:00
Kicking off Spring Quarter?s lineup of the CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series, poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis will visit Ellensburg for a poetry reading, book signing and interactive discussion with attendees Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Prior to his reading, Ellis will be available for a craft talk and discussion at 3 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. These events are free and open to the public. Ellis is the author of ?The Maverick Room? and ?Skin Inc.,? is a visiting professor for the Creative Writing program at the University of Montana, and his poetry has been published in various books and magazines, including ?Best American Poetry,? ?The Nation,? ?Paris Review,? ?Poetry? and ?Tin House.? Most recently, ?Poetry Magazine? awarded Ellis the 2014 Levinson Prize for Poetry for the ?Vernacular Owl,? his elegy for notable novelist and poet Amiri Baraka. His photography and photo essays have appeared widely in magazines and on book covers and his first solo exhibition ?(Un)Lock it: The Percussive People in the GoGo Pocket? was unveiled in Washington D.C. in 2011. Don?t miss this opportunity to share an evening of poetry and ideas. For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or english@cwu.edu.

04/18/2015 - Learn the to path sustainability: Cowspiracy documentary screening at CWU

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:00
 
In the ongoing effort to achieve sustainability, the CWU Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Association (CERMA) club and the Ellensburg Vegetarian Society are leading the charge with a screening of “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, this eye-opening 2014 documentary follows the journey of an aspiring environmentalist as he seeks to understand pressing environmental issues and the true path to achieve sustainability. Along the way, he discovers problems in the factory farming practices in the United States.
 
For more information contact Chris Goodner, CERMA, at 309-397-8753 or goodnerch@cwu.edu

04/18/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"
April 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte’s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

04/19/2015 - CWU Men?s Sport Club Lacrosse vs. University of Puget Sound

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:00
April 19 1 p.m. Alder Fields Free and open to the public For more information email cwusportclubs@gmail.com.

04/19/2015 - CWU Women?s Sport Club Soccer vs. Eastern Washington University

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:00
April 19 1 p.m. Alder Fields Free and open to the public For more information email cwusportclubs@gmail.com

04/16/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents Scapin, A comedy by Moliere
April 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte’s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

04/17/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"
April 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte’s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

04/18/2015 - Track and Field Spike Arlt Invitational

Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00
Tomlinson Stadium • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914
 

04/18/2015 - Anne Rutherford Storyteller

Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00
The Yarn Spinners: A Storytelling Club Presents
Anne Rutherford
Storyteller

A Free Family Event coming to Ellensburg Washington
April 18th 2015

For more info and a schedule of events:
http://facebook.com/theyarnspinnersastoryclub

04/18/2015 - 88.1 The ?Burg Pledge Drive Event: Record Store Day

Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00
Nothing goes together quite like a record store and music. Luckily, 88.1 The ‘Burg agrees and in celebration of all things music, is hosting Record Store Day on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Skools clothing and record store in downtown Ellensburg on Main Street near 3rd Avenue. As part of their 2015 Pledge Drive, The ‘Burg DJs will be spinning music for your enjoyment as you peruse and hangout. 15% of the proceeds of each record sold as part of the event will go towards supporting The ‘Burg.
 
For more information contact Elena Larrabee at 509-963-2246 or brandmgr@cwu.edu.
 
 

04/18/2015 - Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00

Brooks Library is hosting an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, April 18 from noon – 5 p.m.

The impetus behind this global project is research which indicates extremely poor representation within Wikipedia of women artists, and women subjects in general,  as well as a lack of women contributors and editors of articles.

Attending this free event will enable participants to:

  • Establish a Wikipedia account and learn how to edit and write articles
  • Contribute to or submit original articles about women in the arts (and beyond)
  • Learn research skills for finding reliable sources of information to use in their articles

Anyone is welcome to participate: students, faculty, community members, women, men. Participants are welcome to research and contribute to articles on the subject of their choice. Additionally, we will have resources and subject suggestions for those who want to participate but do not have a subject in mind. We are focusing our research and articles on women in the arts and sciences from the Pacific Northwest. 

Increase your digital skills and contribute to the “Internet’s largest and most popular general reference work."   Please help us get the word out about this unique event to your friends, students, and patrons.  

 

For more information, check out our LibGuide: http://libguides.lib.cwu.edu/ArtFeminism

 

PLEASE NOTE:  For planning purposes we are requiring registration for this event . To register, go to: https://cwu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5fGJrZvhXsS2R7. Registration closes at 5PM on Thursday, April 16.  

04/18/2015 - CWU Women's Sport Club Soccer vs. Gonzaga University

Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00
April 18th at 1:00pm. Alder Fields Free and open to the public For more information email cwusportclubs@gmail.com

04/18/2015 - Magical Evening 2015

Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00
Mark your calendar for the 12th annual Magical Evening Gala in support of KVH. Enjoy a spectacular evening including a multi-course dinner, fabulous wine, premier raffles, surprise headline entertainment and the highly regarded Fund-A-Need auction.

04/18/2015 - Free Document Shred Day & Free Drug Take Back

Wed, 2015-04-15 20:00
Free Document Shred Day
Safely shred your old documents

Free to local residents (sorry no businesses please), Each person may bring aup to two large boxes or bags to be shredded.

This event is free and sponsored by RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County and the Office of the Insurance Comissioner

Also featuring- Free Drug Take Back!
Safely dispose of your unused and expired prescription and over the counter medications. 

for more information visit: http://www.dea.gov

04/18/2015 - CWU Earth Week: 42nd annual Yakima River Cleanup

Wed, 2015-04-15 20:00
As a part of worldwide Earth Week, CWU and the local community are teaming up for the 42nd annual Yakima River Cleanup. Explore one of the most exciting landscapes in central Washington while participating in a longstanding CWU legacy on Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help restore the shoreline and surrounding trails, remove litter and assist in campsite renovation all along the Yakima River Canyon.
 
Volunteers need to register online at https://www.takeactioncwu.com/event prior to the event.
 
Check in will be at the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio at 9:30 a.m. Free transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes.
 
For more information, contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or by emailing clce@cwu.edu.
 

04/16/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Tue, 2015-04-14 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents Scapin, A comedy by Moliere
April 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte’s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

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